World War II Flight Training Museum and
63rd AAF Flying Training Detachment

Douglas, Georgia

Historic Photos - Part 1

OPEN HOUSE Douglas 63rd AAF Base:
Saturday Dec 4th 9a-4p
3 Airport Circle, Douglas, GA
WWII Reenactors!
Military aircraft! Displays! And vehicles!

Historic Photos - Part 1

Charles Wallace, Robert Schwanbeck, E.J. Seterich, E.J. Siminski, Edward or Jon Rex, Capt Brett

Keep 'Em Flying photo of some of the class of 1942-D on Oct. 24, 1941, soon after their arrival as the first cadet class at Douglas.
Note that the school was operated by the Raymond-Brinckerhoff Aviation Company at that time.


Entrance to Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company School

Entrance to the 63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment and the Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company.
A guard post stands before the Administration Building and barracks. Photo taken in about 1942.


Cadets class of 1943C at Downtown Douglas

A "V" for Victory formed by the Cadet class of 1943C.


Cadets

Cadets pose before their PT-17 trainer.


Mess Hall

Mess Hall from the 1943 63rd AAFFTD Yearbook.


Canteen

Canteen from the 1943 63rd AAFFTD Yearbook.


A view from the airfield toward the base

A view from the airfield back toward the barracks area


Viewing the hangars

Viewing the hangars and flight tower


Snaps_CadetsAtAttention

Cadets in formation behind the headquarters (administration) building


Ping Pong at Barracks

Cadets play table tennis inside one of the porches of the barracks

Go on to Historic Photos - Part 2.

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